2018 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2018 You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE

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“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit Opens in March

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868.  The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of

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Book search now available online for The Levering Library and The Jim and Shirley Hayes Genealogy Center

You can now search for any of our books online through our new system. You can search by name, author, title or keyword. We will be adding additional searchable holdings in the future. To access the data bank, click here;  Library/Genealogy Book search: Some examples of the searchable books include:

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Online History Shop Now Open

You can now purchase all your favorite History Shop items online! Find your Athens Asylum tee shirts, pint glasses, posters and books, Southeast Ohio related books and reference material Growing Up in Athens, A Collection of Memories book Local art work Brew Week and Ohio is HOME products and tee

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Exhibits and Museum Store open hours during the holiday season

Exhibit Spaces and the Museum Store will be open Sundays from 1pm-5pm, and Thursdays noon to 8pm, November 26th through December 24th. Regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays. Regular Thursday hours after December 24th are noon to 6:00pm. Athens, Ohio –

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The Athens News 40th Anniversary Book is in stock now-

Ah, the memories- 40 years of Athens culture, as recorded by Athens only lasting free news paper The Athens A News. That’s “A” for alternative, which it very much was in the beginning years. The Athens News still has a long standing reputation for in depth, hard hitting news stories that

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History Happy Hour Returns with Music and Trivia

Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm come and enjoy 2 hours of great company, open mic music and history trivia games. Admission fee is free for members of SEOHC. Adults $7, Seniors, $5.  Beer and wine will be available for donations. Start your Friday night right with us! For more information call

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A Step Back In Time: What They Wore Fashion Show

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm join us at the Federal Valley Resource Center for the fashion show of the centuries! Clothing from 3 centuries will be modeled and displayed including uniforms from 3 wars, 2 local wedding dresses, evening and every day wear. This event is free for everyone and

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Coolville History book now available!

The 5th edition of The History of Coolville is now available in the Museum Shop and by mail order.  After two years, the 5th edition is done and filled with additional information, great photos along with the historical information contained in previous editions. This new edition contains 155 pages and

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Exploring Ohio’s Architectural Styles 1790-1900’s

Program- Friday March 17, at 2:00pm. at the Southeast Ohio History Center Dana Bogart Cress with the Ohio History Preservation Corps in Piqua, Ohio, will be exploring the architectural styles found throughout Ohio from the 1790’s through the middle of the 1900’s, and the historical themes influencing these trends. This

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2nd History Game Night Champions!

Oh yeah, we did it again! History Game Night entertained, amused and even occasionally stumped our esteemed panel of experts! The next Game Night will be held in May, so stay turned for the date and time! This weeks winners in the Jeopardy category are; Claire Shrontz, History Corp staff

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Award winning Gramma Gatewood book now available in our gift shop!

“When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike” is an inspiring story, imparting the notion that an action as basic as walking for pleasure could result in a feat for the record books.” — Booklist Named Best Nonfiction Picture Book of 2016 by School Library  Journal- It took her two tries, but

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